Humor Filter
  1. An Unhelpful Guide to Wagner’s Ring

    In case you can’t spare 18 hours to listen to Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Jonathan Healey (hilariously) summarizes all you need to know about these long, helmet-filled operas.

    Humor
  2. I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog

    Katherine Fritz is in her twenties. She lives in Philadelphia. She writes this blog, and she really hopes her mom doesn’t read it. (But if she did, she’d find a sharp wit and astute cultural critic.)

    Commentary
  3. 15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that Will Kill Your Children

    Warning: mid-century modern architecture is designed to kill your children. A hilarious look at 15 dangerous dream homes, courtesy of Projectophile.

    Architecture
  4. How Fast is Exponential Growth? (Or, Yao Ming Confronts the Vastness of the Universe)

    In this older post we wanted to resurface, Ben Orlin at Math with Bad Drawings explains linear versus exponential growth — with the aid of his mediocre drawings and quirky comparisons.

    Humor
  5. The Men of Match.com: Are You Serious?

    “And how are you going to find someone who is career-driven and is family-oriented and is beautiful who also has time to play sports as an adult and like hike around all the time and wrestle alligators?” Lisa Barnard calls out the men on Match.com for their unrealistic dating expectations.

    Humor
  6. Peas and Cougars

    Says Peas and Cougar author Rae, “If real life were a cartoon, I would be a triangle, which is probably better than being a square.” We love how much humor and punch her simple line-drawings pack.

    Humor
  7. The Annual

    The blog of humor bimonthly The Annual, featuring podcasts, magazine excerpts, interviews, and bonus features.

    Humor
  8. Long Awkward Pause

    A satirical online magazine and podcast series covering everything from pop culture to food to music to dating. “We do not cover Popsicle stick crafts or related hobbies, 18th century British literature, or international donkey racing. Sorry.”

    Humor
  9. THE SURFING PIZZA

    A writer ready to take on the world with only some wit, a handful of toy dinosaurs, and mucho oregano. Expect essays, nostalgia, and humor. Note: writer is not actually a pizza.

    Humor
  10. You Monsters Are People.

    Illustrator and writer Matt Posky takes no prisoners on You Monsters Are People., where he focuses on a singularly terrifying topic: us. All our foibles, incisively skewered.

    Humor
  11. Listful Thinking

    Do you like being entertained? Do you like organized lists? Then you’ll love Stephanie’s blog. Numbered lists, bullets, outlines — she’s got them all, and they’re invariably funny and insightful.

    Humor
  12. Blurt

    Satire, absurdity, and self-deprecation — always on point, always hilarious. Blurt is written by Len, a.k.a. Omawarisan, who “was created by author J.D. Salinger in the mid 50s following the blueprint dictated by frog and dinosaur DNA.” True? You be the judge.

    Humor
  13. Peg-o-Leg’s Ramblings

    Humor columnist Peg Schulte calls herself the “secret lovechild of Erma Bombeck and Dave Barry… At least she used to, until they threatened legal action.” Always honest, always irreverent, and always funny, Peg’s long been a WordPress community favorite.

    Humor
  14. Sass & Balderdash

    Writes Katie Hoffman: “You know how you sometimes get that urge to cook and you convince yourself you’re the next Emeril, but in reality you shouldn’t be allowed in the kitchen and the concoction you come up with is food-poisoning inducing? That’s what Sass & Balderdash is, only without the food poisoning.”

    Humor
  15. Life in the Boomer Lane

    These are the musings of Renee, a former hula hoop champion whose life has been formed by a complete inability to orient herself in space or remember anyone’s name. If you see her wandering around anywhere, don’t call anyone — just get her ice cream.

    Authors